Thursday, December 29, 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP. HOW MUCH SLEEP YOU NEED ACCORDING TO YOUR AGE


Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles.

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Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

proper sleeping will help us be more productive during the day and we will finish our obligations without any problems.

We all should get a good night’s rest, especially people who are dealing with chronic diseases. Another very important thing is to know how many hours we should sleep according to our age.

The National Sleep Foundation has updated its guidelines on how many hours of sleep people need, adding age brackets and widening the acceptable ranges of sleep every night for most existing age groups. Due to the fact that this is the total sleep you will get throughout a 24-hour period, even a 30 minute nap will be counted as well.

SLEEPING PATTERN ACCORDING TO AGE 

  • Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours (range narrowed from 12-18)
  • Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours (range widened from 14-15)
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours (range widened from 12-14)
  • Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours (range widened from 11-13)
  • School-Age Children (6-13): 9-11 hours (range widened from 10-11)
  • Teenagers (14-17): 8-10 hours (range widened from 8.5-9.5)
  • Young Adults (18-25): 7-9 hours (new age category)
  • Adults (26-64): 7-9 hours (no change)
  • Older Adults (65+): 7-8 hours (new age category)
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LACK OF SLEEP IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH 

Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences on your physical health?
  • Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Serious Health Problems
  • Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for:
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

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According to some estimates, 90% of people with insomnia -- a sleep disorder characterized by trouble falling and staying asleep -- also have another health condition.

Source: healthynationph, THC